Survived week 1 !! Now wondering ....

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by TreehuggerMo, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. TreehuggerMo

    TreehuggerMo Out Of The Brooder

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    The first day/night was exciting/scary/sad (lost my tiny one) but the rest of the week has been great!! All 14 seem to be doing well and I swear they are growing already. Now I have noticed a couple chicks who are much more aggressive then the rest - is this an indicator of a male? I have read about the peeking order just think who would be most likely at the top - the roo right??? I have names all picked out but don't want to stick the roo with a name like Sue.
     
  2. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    Not saying you don't have any little roo's there but pullets will act like that too, so don't get too worried yet! There are usually a couple of pullets who are bossier and higher up in the pecking order right from the start. LIttle roo's often don't assert themselves over a boss hen until they get a little older. I know mine was a very mild little fellow who did not challenge my boss hen until his hormones kicked in.
     
  3. TreehuggerMo

    TreehuggerMo Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh, Thought I was onto something there but guess I will wait a little while longer for the name game unless I can come up with 14 coed names. My small frizzles are currently Elf and Pixie but all others are "hey you" or "little guy". Thanks for the help.
     

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